Georgia Perimeter College

3251 Panthersville Rd, Decatur
GA, 30034-3832
Tel: (678)891-2300
23,717 students
Public institution

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Georgia Perimeter College, a non-residential institution, serves diverse populations of traditional and nontraditional students in Greater Metropolitan Atlanta. Placing learning first, we provide accessible and affordable high quality undergraduate credit and non-credit programs for students seeking to complete an associate degree, transfer to a senior college or university, prepare for immediate entry into a career, pursue personal goals or enhance current workplace skills. Our curriculum specializes in liberal arts and professional preparation and promotes international and intercultural understanding. We also serve the broader community as an educational, cultural, and economic resource.
School Highlights:
Georgia Perimeter College serves 23,717 students (41% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.
Georgia Perimeter College is one of 7 community colleges within Dekalb County, GA.
The nearest community college is Everest Institute-Decatur (4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Georgia Perimeter College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 23,717 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
23,717 students
1,303 students
Georgia Perimeter College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
9,766 students
834 students
Georgia Perimeter College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 13,951 students
1,040 students
Georgia Perimeter College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Georgia Perimeter College sch enrollment Georgia Perimeter College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
7%
2%
Georgia Perimeter College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
Georgia Perimeter College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
44%
11%
Georgia Perimeter College Black (2006-2012)
% White
37%
66%
Georgia Perimeter College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
Georgia Perimeter College More (2009-2012)
Georgia Perimeter College sch ethnicity Georgia Perimeter College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.66 0.44
Georgia Perimeter College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,995 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,635 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,995 $5,890
Georgia Perimeter College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,635 $10,050
Georgia Perimeter College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 67%
78%
Georgia Perimeter College Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Founded by the citizens of DeKalb County and the DeKalb Board of Education under the Junior College Act of 1958, Georgia Perimeter College opened as DeKalb College with its Clarkston Campus in 1964. It was the only public junior college in the state supported and controlled by a local board of education. It was established in order that any resident of the DeKalb School District who held a high school diploma or its equivalent and who desired to seek two years of postsecondary education might have the opportunity to do so. The college's Decatur (formerly known as South) Campus opened in 1972. Also beginning in 1972, students enrolled in DeKalb Area Technical School were able to enroll dually in vocational and collegiate programs, and the college was designated DeKalb Community College. As growth continued both for DeKalb County and the college, the Dunwoody (Formerly North) Campus was added and began operation in 1979. DeKalb College pioneered in Georgia in open-door admissions, personalized approaches to instruction, and community-related curricula and activities. The Decatur Campus is one of the most scenic college campuses in the entire Atlanta area. The campus is surrounded by lush landscaped acres; it even houses its own botanical garden. Several miles of walking trails and tree-lined walkways connect the north and south portions of the campus. On your tour you will find tennis courts, a basketball court and a junior Olympic size swimming pool. The campus boasts ample parking spaces and the lots are all conveniently located. College curricula feature transfer, learning support, career, continuing and distance education programs as well as joint educational offerings with other system institutions and state-supported technical institutes. Associate degrees are awarded to graduates who complete the two-year transfer and career programs. Georgia Perimeter College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

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Did You Know?
For Dekalb County, GA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,687 per year for in-state students and $6,467 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,058 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Dekalb County, GA is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Dekalb County, GA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.45, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Dekalb County, GA is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.